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Trekking spots in Bandarawela – A Walk with a View

Bandarawela is an amazing holiday destination with a beautiful selection of attractions. For those with a love for the great outdoors, here are some top notch trekking routes and destinations to check out.

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Walk through the Tea Plantations

Walk through the Tea Plantations

If you are looking for places to visit in Bandarawela on a trekking excursion, consider taking a journey through the tea plantations for an amazing experience. One of the most popular routes is from Bandarawela to Haputale. Between these two locations is one of the island's most beautiful tea plantations. The walk takes about 4 – 5 hours but the effort is well-rewarded with incredible views everywhere you look, from start to finish. The Bandarawela Hotel is a great choice of accommodation for this particular trek trail. In addition to stunning views, visitors may also get to meet some of the friendly tea pluckers as they swiftly pick out the young tea leaves with their deft fingers.

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Ella rock and the village

Ella rock and the village

Visit the nearby town of Ella, located just a bus ride away, where you will find the famous Ella rock. The Ella rock presents some of the most stunning mountain views from the top. The trek will allow you to walk through the village, a gorgeous tea plantation, rice fields and a vegetable plantation before reaching the top of Ella rock. You will also get a chance to cool off in a river and to enjoy a picnic on the way as well. On average, the trek ought to take about 6 hours. However, there won't be a dull moment with the lovely views, the amazing weather and the genuine smiles from the locals in the village.

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Walk through the village

Walk through the village

Pay a visit to the rural villages in Bandarawela to catch a glimpse of how Sri Lankans live. As you walk across the villages, you may come across lush vegetable gardens, beautifully managed by skilled locals, traditional village houses and people going about their day's business. You may also come across village market places and little shops where you can sample local baked goods, Sri Lankan bananas and even to purchase some fresh vegetables for your dinner. The average village treks take about 3 hours and will provide you with an unmatched insight in to the daily lives of rural Sri Lankans.

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The highest waterfall in Sri Lanka

The highest waterfall in Sri Lanka

This is one of the most sought after hiking destinations. Travellers arrive not only from Bandarawela but also from Ella, Haputale and from Ohiya by train to trek to the fascinating Bambarakanda waterfall. Travellers can reach the top of the mountain on a scenic path through a tea plantation, villages and lush greenery all around. You may also explore a smaller yet beautiful waterfall in the forest where you can rest and relax before trekking to the top. The walk takes about 4 – 5 hours to reach the top of Bambarakanda waterfall. You may also get to meet adventure loving locals on the same trek along with friendly villagers as you make your way to the top. Needless to say, the views from the top will take your breath away!

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